Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Cumberland Presbyterian Church

8207 Traditional Place
Cordova, TN 38016
United States

Attesting Officer
Rev. Michael G. Sharpe
Stated Clerk


Media Contact
Stated Clk., Rev. Michael G. Sharpe

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The Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized in Dickson County, Tennessee, on Feb. 4, 1810. It was an outgrowth of the Great Revival of 1800 on the Kentucky and Tennessee frontier. The founders were Finis Ewing, Samuel King and Samuel McAdow, ministers in the Presbyterian Church who rejected the doctrine of election and reprobation as taught in the Westminster Confession of Faith.
By 1813, the Cumberland Presbytery had grown to encompass three presbyteries, which constituted a synod. This synod met at the Beech Church in Sumner County, Tenn., and formulated a "Brief Statement" which set forth the points in which Cumberland Presbyterians dissented from the Westminster Confession. These points are-
1. That there are no eternal reprobates;
2. That Christ died not for some, but for all people;
3. That all those dying in infancy are saved through Christ and the sanctification of the Spirit;
4. That the Spirit of God operates on the world, or as coextensively as Christ has made atonement, in such a manner as to leave everyone inexcusable.
From its birth in 1810, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church grew to a membership of 200,000 at the turn of the century. In 1906 the church voted to merge with the then-Presbyterian Church. Those who dissented from the merger became the nucleus of the continuing Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
1981
91,665
0
5,934
97,599
833
1980
90,844
0
5,709
96,553
857
1979
89,218
0
5,356
94,574
854
1978
88,093
0
5,175
93,268
850
1977
88,353
0
4,847
93,200
857
1976
88,382
0
4,613
92,995
860
1975
90,005
0
4,045
94,050
859
1974
55,577
0
38,371
93,948
854
1973
56,584
0
37,811
94,395
856
1972
56,212
0
32,526
88,738
879
1971
86,340
0
4,028
90,368
854
1970
57,147
0
34,878
92,025
901
1969
88,091
0
4,277
92,368
827
1967
57,976
0
30,564
88,540
936
1966
59,057
0
29,191
88,248
955
1965
0
0
0
78,917
967
1964
0
0
0
0
895
1963
0
0
0
80,455
895
1962
0
0
0
82,190
958
1961
0
0
0
83,642
971
1960
0
0
0
88,452
975
1959
0
0
0
87,263
984
1958
0
0
0
87,531
990
1957
0
0
0
86,340
991
1956
0
0
0
85,651
997
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
1980
544
0
0
704
1979
523
0
0
722
1978
526
0
0
706
1977
511
0
0
704
1976
527
0
0
712
1975
548
0
0
720
1974
507
0
0
713
1973
520
0
0
715
1972
539
0
0
710
1971
523
0
0
633
1970
516
0
0
717
1969
515
0
0
709
1967
563
0
0
736
1966
0
0
0
743
1965
615
0
0
743
1963
615
0
0
753
1962
618
0
0
910
1961
606
0
0
749
1960
600
0
0
747
1959
645
0
0
753
1958
625
0
0
750
1957
654
0
0
738
1956
575
0
0
741
1955
618
0
0
732
1954
596
0
0
729
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1981
833
0
0
49,983
1980
857
0
0
49,907
1979
854
0
0
49,553
1978
850
0
0
49,924
1977
857
0
0
49,465
1976
860
0
0
51,572
1975
859
0
0
54,338
1974
755
0
0
53,127
1973
852
0
0
61,477
1972
853
0
0
64,966
1971
880
0
0
57,726
1970
0
0
0
57,915
1969
0
0
0
57,083
1967
852
0
0
61,572
1966
757
0
0
56,206
1965
713
6,500
57,017
63,517
1963
958
6,500
62,370
68,870
1962
958
6,500
64,384
70,884
1961
729
6,500
63,941
70,441
1960
865
6,500
69,141
75,641
1959
749
6,500
65,638
72,138
1958
976
6,500
67,476
73,976
1957
922
6,500
65,089
71,589
1956
922
6,500
65,089
71,589
1955
891
6,500
62,534
69,034
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1979
$2,513,625
$16,419,370
$13,905,745
1978
$2,136,706
$15,794,637
$13,657,931
1977
$1,781,862
$13,393,227
$11,611,365
1976
$1,648,770
$12,568,652
$10,919,882
1975
$1,215,279
$12,608,008
$11,392,729
1974
$1,087,680
$10,707,206
$9,619,526
1973
$847,727
$10,563,078
$9,715,351
1972
$554,843
$9,004,436
$8,449,593
1971
$1,139,480
$7,987,595
$6,848,115
1969
$1,020,248
$7,413,913
$6,393,665
1964
$0
$5,227,136
$0
1963
$0
$4,979,808
$0
1962
$0
$5,700,995
$0
1961
$0
$5,227,932
$0
1960
$0
$5,329,127
$0
1959
$0
$4,110,583
$0
1958
$0
$3,985,017
$0
1957
$0
$4,021,128
$0
1956
$481,319
$3,791,368
$3,310,049
1955
$393,410
$3,081,365
$2,687,955
1954
$352,838
$3,178,922
$2,826,084
1953
$172,186
$2,628,712
$2,456,526
1951
$178,178
$1,644,920
$1,466,742
1950
$0
$390,960
$0
1922
$0
$11,743,725
$0